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Are Gifts to Children Tax-Deductible?

Richard Elias

There is a way to get a partial deduction for money that will eventually go to your children. A chari­table lead annuity trust gifts money to a charity first, and then passes assets to your benefi­ciaries.

Prudent Withdrawal Rate

Rick Rodgers

Even if the proba­bility of success for a 4% withdraw rate is less than some thought, it’s still strong when your portfolio is monitored actively.

What is The Widow’s Tax and How Will It Affect Me?

Patrick Carney

IRS tax code treats married people very differ­ently than single people. When a spouse dies, the surviving spouse may often face a drop in income and a hike in income taxes at the same time.

Understanding Your Annuity Payout Options

Lee Pelko

The maturity of the annuity at age 85 may actually be a gift to annuity owners to further contem­plate their exit strategy of this tax-deferred investment.

Annuity Traps Part 2: Death Benefits

Rick Rodgers

While annuities can be an important way to build wealth, many individuals don’t realize how compli­cated these insurance products can be. In this article, we’ll walk you through what you need to know about annuity contracts and the five-year-rule.

AGILE Overview

Christopher Hershey

Retirement is a journey to be enjoyed over time, not a desti­nation. Chris Hershey will help you plan for your unique journey on this edition of Project Wealth.

Does Your Estate Plan Still Need a Trust?

Rick Rodgers

Estate tax exemp­tions are much higher than they once were. As a result, it may be worth­while to review your estate plan and terminate trusts that are no longer needed.